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Discovering Singapore’s soul

By Nivruthi Prasad · July 29, 2019

‘Each morn a thousand roses brings, you say; Yes, but where leaves the Rose of Yesterday?’— this verse by Edward Fitzgerald resonates strongly with the air of yester-year that wafts through the alleyways of the low-rise HDB blocks of the quaint neighbourhood of Alexandra Village. With the poor retail scene casting a pall over glitzy…

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A paradigm shift for India-Asean relations

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · July 29, 2019

The recently concluded Parvasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Singapore has sent a clear message that strategic ties with Singapore and the region have leapt to the highest level, say experts. India Se Magazine spoke with India’s High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf, the brains behind the PBD (the first time it has been held outside…

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A Kampong Girl In An Indian School

By Nithya Subramanian · July 29, 2019

It is well documented that India has always had strong historic and cultural ties with Singapore and Malaysia and the rest of South-east Asia. But what is much less known is the fact that India proved to be a safe haven of choice for a sizeable number of families, especially children, from this region. From…

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On The Digital Highway

By Nithya Subramanian · July 29, 2019

Businesses need to evolve to cater to the ever-evolving digitally savvy customers. Sensing an opportunity in this environment, Rupa Ganatra along with her business partner, Simon Berger, launched Millennial 20/20, an event series focused on this aspect of business. After holding the first series in London in April this year, she brought it to Singapore…

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Nurturing Entrepreneurship

By Team India Se · July 23, 2019

We learn when we share. Zee TV APAC’s recent initiative, IVenture, aimed to do just that when it organised a two-day entrepreneurship development workshop bringing together dynamic entrepreneurs and mentors under one roof to share and exchange ideas and experiences. The initiative was conceptualised on the pillars of “Connect. Learn. Grow” and that is exactly…

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No Bridge Too Far

By Maya Bhalla · July 8, 2019

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to be discouraged by our defeats.” B C Forbes’ observation resonates strongly with the story of Hitesh Ramchandani. At only 22, this brave man’s life is an object lesson in how the human mind can…

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Jazzing Up Your Life

By Team India Se · June 21, 2019

Just like Bob Fosse, who directed and wrote the semi autobiographical musical All That Jazz, entrepreneurs Sharmila Arora and Dipika Bedi have together directed and choreographed the success of a Singapore-based boutique event company that goes by the same name. With a focus on the finer things in life such as fashion, lifestyle and music…

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Singapore Songster

By Nithya Subramanian · June 21, 2019

Sandeep Chatterjee can easily be described as a complete musician as he not just sings but also writes and composes songs. His recently released ‘Mood Melange’ brings forth his versatility where the emphasis has been on experimenting with different genres of music be it rock, folk, swing and EDM. Gifted with a rich, melodious voice,…

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A Woman In A Man’s World

By Team India Se · June 11, 2019

India Se: Tell us a little about your childhood, education and formative years? Vaishali Sarwankar: Born in a highly conservative Maharashtrian family, I was a rebel who always challenged the norm. My early life was spent in Mumbai where I did my schooling and later pursued my MBA in Finance from NMIMS. My love for…

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Modi Returns With A Roar

By Team India Se · May 24, 2019

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Elections 2019 the largest festival in democracy and asked people to participate in it, the Indian electorate responded by electing the ruling party back to power. The Bharatiya Janta Party made history by returning to power the second time with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning 349 seats while…

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